NHQ:WFP - Workforce Planning Finance Mentor

NHQ:WFP - Workforce Planning Finance Mentor

The Workforce Planning Finance Mentoring program is designed to provide select mid-level non-finance Red Cross staff members training on using finance strategically. The Mentorship in Finance initiative seeks to match Red Cross volunteers that have professional and/or educational backgrounds in finance to individual program participants. The mentorship offers an opportunity for direct, one on one discussion with mentors on finance terminology, concepts and practical uses in areas such as accounting, budgeting, cost allocation and financial controls. The focus will be on finance in general and not specific to the American Red Cross. Each mentorship in finance will be individually tailored to the particular educational need of the mentee as agreed between the mentor, the mentee, and the organization. This position supports the National Headquarters (NHQ) Workforce Planning unit. This is a 100% virtual (volunteer-from-home) opportunity.

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Virtual Volunteer

Key Responsibilities

·         Establish a supportive, non-judgmental bond with the mentee which encourages open dialog about the level of finance understanding and realistic goals of the finance mentoring.

·         The pace and extent of finance mentoring will be determined by the need and enthusiasm of the individual being mentored.

·         Test then reinforce the mentee’s core understanding of accounting and finance terminology consistent with their current and intermediate needs.

·         Guide the mentee’s understanding and comfort with finance as an organizational reporting, control and decision-making tool.


  • Undergraduate degree in business administration (preferably a finance or accounting major) with at least 10 years of professional experience in finance or a directly related field required.
  • Formal or informal mentoring/coaching/team building experience 
  • Ability to appropriately tailor engaging and motivating finance related learning plans will be required.
  • Ability to commit to 4-6 mentoring hours per month for a minimum of six months.
  • Familiarity with online collaboration tools: MS Teams, SharePoint, WebEx, Go-To meetings etc.
  • This is a virtual position and can be performed from any location with phone, computer and internet access.
  • Reliable access to resources needed to volunteer 100% virtually
  • Resume required
  • Willingness to comply with current public health and Red Cross policies

Time Commitment

4-6 Hours Per Month

Flexible scheduling -  8-5 M-F but may include evenings and/or weekends as mutually agreed with the mentee.

Development Opportunities

Learn about employee roles and responsibilities within the American Red Cross from LEAD participants.

Length of Appointment

6 months, renewable as mutually agreed up to 2 years.


American Red Cross employees participating in the volunteer finance mentoring program, members of the Workforce Planning team


  • American Red Cross orientation

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